The classic story of a man who learns to love his country when it is taken away from him. This complete and unabridged version from Hale's 1868 story collection includes many incidents cut from textbooks, as well as an illuminating introduction by the author which reveals unknown facts about the tale. Listen to it again for the very first time! Topic: Audiobook - Fiction Source: The Man Without a Country and Other Tales by Edward Everett Hale, 1868.
This 1877 short story depicts a voyageur town on the Missouri River, and the strange alliance during a winter of sickness between two of its non-voyageur residents: Father De Smet, a Catholic priest, and Mademoiselle Ninon, a woman of easy virtue. The light and humorous story grows rather sad by the end, but never loses hope. Topic: Audiobook - Fiction Source: A Mountain Woman, by Elia W. Peattie, 1877.
A cute little story about a cute little girl and what happened when they put her in charge of a raffle at the parish fair. Kathleen Thompson Norris, who wrote both as "Jane Ireland" and "Kathleen Norris" (no relation to today's writer of that name) was a prolific and popular writer of non-fiction, short stories and novels, as well as working as a reporter. Her half-Irish and Catholic heritage gave her a different viewpoint, and her experience with working for her living and... Topic: Audiobook - Fiction Source: The Works of Kathleen Norris, Vol. III, Gutenberg
This 1912 fantasy short story tells of the quest of a valiant and shrewd knight to win the hoard of the Gibbelins. But it won't be easy. "The Gibbelins eat, as is well known, nothing less good than man. Their evil tower is joined to Terra Cognita, to the lands we know, by a bridge. Their hoard is beyond reason; avarice has no use for it; they have a separate cellar for emeralds and a separate cellar for sapphires; they have filled a hole with gold and dig it up when they need it. And the... Topic: Audiobook - Fiction Source: The Book of Wonder by Lord Dunsany, 1912.
An undefended city. Citizens who have forgotten war. Enemies on the march. And seven dead heroes of old. One of the great fantasy writers of all time, Lord Dunsany was comfortable writing everything from opium dreams to darkly realistic modern fantasy, from novels to hit plays. Here he is with a high fantasy short story from 1908. Enjoy. Topic: Audiobook - Fiction Source: "The Sword of Welleran and Other Stories", at Gutenberg.
A lost treasure, a lady in distress, and a message from beyond the grave! This 1855 story is an earlier appearance of Harry Escott from "What Was It? -- A Mystery", and features the same entertaining mixture of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Topic: Audiobook - Fiction
An lonely old man with a vanished, disgraced son. A sweet Skye terrier who's always in disgrace. What's brewing in a town called Hopskotch? Topic: Audiobook - Fiction Source: Harper's New Monthly Magazine, June 1861
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"Tirant lo Blanc is the best European novel of the fifteenth century," says Damaso Alonso in his excellent study.(1) Miguel de Cervantes, writing from the 17th century, affirms: "as far as style is concerned, this is the best book in the world."(2) If this is so, why has the novel all but disappeared from view? favorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Spoken Word, Audiobook - Fiction Source: http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/378
This classic mystery of a vanished man and his bizarre will continues, as the plot thickens and people start falling in love. Dr. Thorndyke is on the case! Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Mystery, romance Source: The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman
This directory only contains a few chapters of Little Fuzzy. All of these chapters are also available over on the main page (because I put them there after the main page became available again). So this is pretty much a duplicate page, but I don't have the power to delete it as far as I know. Sorry for the confusion. favorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Science Fiction Source: Little Fuzzy by H. Beam Piper
"I found a drunken hobo at Atlantic City who was the best detective I ever saw." From Melville Davisson Post, the turn-of-the-century American lawyer and mystery writer (and 1924 presidential candidate), a story of detective skill in an unexpected place. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Mystery Source: The Sleuth of St. James Street, by Melville Davisson Post
The mysteries of Cullerne begin to manifest, as Mrs. Joliffe receives a flattering offer to buy a worthless painting, and a mysterious stranger appears. The church organist has the strange impression that he's being followed and watched. And nobody will listen to Mr. Westray, the young architect, and his fears that the church tower is ready to fall.... By the author of Moonfleet and The Lost Stradivarius. Part 1 Part 2 favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Mystery Source: The Nebuly Coat by John Meade Falkner, 1903.
The English comedy classic continues. Mr. Sponge continues to woo the Misses Jawleyford, and goes foxhunting with the Flat Hat Hunt. Mr. Sponge's horses plot mischief, while Lord Scamperdale and Jack Spraggon plot revenge. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11 Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Comedy Source: Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour, by R.S. Surtees
The first part of this 1920 mystery story from the Dr. Fortune series sends a young doctor to deal with an archduke's mysterious mishap. Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Mystery Source: Call Mr. Fortune, by H.C. Bailey
This classic 1853 novel of British humor continues as Mr. Sponge -- hunter of foxes, rich wives, and the easily conned -- goes on a foxhunt and tries to sell a horse. Funny, sharp, interesting, and just plain fun. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11 Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Comedy Source: Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour, by R.S. Surtees
The English humor classic continues, as we meet Mr Sponge's newest friend. Mr. Puffington is rich, middle-aged, single, and determined to be popular in the country. Will being Master of the Hanby Hounds bring him happiness and status? Chapter 31 will be particularly amusing for Regency romance fans. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11 Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Comedy Source: Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour, by R.S. Surtees, 1852
This 1909 short story features the first famous pathologist detective, Dr. Thorndyke. The Thorndyke stories helped educate the police, the public, and criminals about crime scenes and forensics. CSI: Edwardian England! favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Mystery Source: John Thorndyke's Cases, 1909
Here's the contention: mind is the master of all things. Here's the bet: that a scrawny professor can escape a prison cell on Death Row in one week. What will happen in this duel between the warden of Chisholm Prison and the Thinking Machine? Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Mystery Source: "The Prisoner of Cell 13" by Jacques Futrelle, 1907
A rural case of arson brings in the insurance companies -- and they bring in the Continental Op. Dashiell Hammett's first Continental Op story. Originally published under the pseudonym "Peter Collinson". Topics: Audiobook - fiction, mystery
The first Poirot and Hastings mystery novel takes place during World War I, when Hastings is still recovering from a wound and Poirot is a Belgian refugee. Hastings thinks he has found an oasis of peace, when he's invited to stay with a family he knew as a boy. But disturbing changes have taken place even on the homefront, and someone is marked for murder. Agatha Christie was one of the world's greatest mystery writers. Topics: Audiobook - fiction, mystery
Mr. Sponge hunts with Sir Harry Scattercash's hounds (yes, he actually gets to hunt). But he doesn't have quite as much fun as he should've had. And his host is growing impatient, both with his stay and his popularity with his wife. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11 | Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Comedy
A retelling for children of The Testament of Solomon, an early Christian apocryphal book containing a lot of Jewish and Middle Eastern folklore about Solomon and demons, as well as folks like Jannes and Jambre. Written by M.R. James, the scholar better known to us as a great horror writer, for his folklore book for children, Old Testament Legends. Topics: Audiobook - fiction, fantasy, folklore Source: Old Testament Legends by M.R. James
The doctor said the little boy wouldn't live. The aunt made the little boy not want to live. But at least he had the Houdan hen -- and Sredni Vashtar. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Fantasy, Horror Source: The Chronicles of Clovis by Saki (H.H. Munro), 1911.
In the far future, a veterinarian fresh out of school is hired to care for a small flock of valuable alien animals on an out-of-the-way world. But why so high a salary? There must be some catch to it.... This unjustly forgotten 1962 science fiction novel has undergone a small renaissance since coming into the public domain (and escaping its rather memorable cover). favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Science Fiction
The final third of a book of short-short stories by Lord Dunsany, a classic fantasy writer of the early 20th century. Weird, wise, funny, and sad by turns -- no two tales are alike. Listen to them in order or skip about as you please. Part 1 Part 2 Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Fantasy Source: Fifty-One Tales by Lord Dunsany, 1915
While World War I rages on, an English country town's peace is broken by murder. So a wounded officer named Hastings asks for help from a Belgian refugee named -- Poirot. Topics: Audiobook - fiction, mystery
LibriVox recording of The Whole Family, by William Dean Howells, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Mary Heaton Vorse, Mary Stewert Cutting, Elizabeth Jordan, John Kendrick Bangs, Henry James, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, Edith Wyatt, Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews, Alice Brown and Henry van Dyke A 1908 NaNoWriMo forerunner, told in twelve chapters, each with a different author. The basic plot was to show how an engagement or marriage would affect and be affected by an entire family. The project became... Topic: LibriVox,audiobook,fiction Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
A story of medieval Germany and the first Christmas tree. Exciting, poetic, and atmospheric. By the author of "The Story of the Other Wise Man". Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Christmas Source: "The First Christmas Tree" by Henry Van Dyke, 1897
In the final ten chapters of this funny classic novel, Mr. Sponge confronts the New Year, children, and falling in love. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11 Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Comedy Source: Mr Sponge's Sporting Tour by R.S. Surtees, 1852
The epic story of Jason and the Argonauts, and their quest for the Golden Fleece. As told by Apollonius Rhodius, in the translation by M.A. Seaton. The last 2 parts are in Part 2 . Topics: Audiobook - fiction, folklore, mythology Source: M.A. Seaton
Mr. Carlyle (Not a private detective! A private inquiry agent!) is desperate to solve his current case, and needs an after-hours expert opinion on a certain coin. Why on earth would the coin dealer recommend a blind man? Ernest Bramah wrote some great Oriental fantasy (the Kai Lung series), but he also wrote several collections' worth of Max Carrados detective stories. Enjoy. Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Mystery